About Telekast-L 5mg Tablet
Telekast-L 5mg belongs to a class of drugs called antihistamine or anti-allergic. It treats sneezing, runny nose, and allergic skin due to various allergies and hay fever (seasonal allergy). An allergy is an immune system response to foreign elements typically not harmful to your body. These foreign elements are known as ‘allergens.’ Allergic condition varies from person to person. Some might be allergic to certain foods and seasonal allergies like hay fever, pollen or pet dander. One of the main symptoms of allergy is cough, which acts as a reflex action in the throat when mucus or foreign irritant enters the respiratory system.
Telekast-L 5mg Tablet 15’s is a combination of anti-allergic drugs, consisting of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Montelukast, primarily used to treat allergic symptoms. Levocetirizine blocks the effects of a chemical messenger known as ‘histamine,’ which is naturally involved in allergic reactions. It helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist, which blocks a chemical messenger (leukotriene) and reduces inflammation and swelling in the nose. Collectively, both of them help to improve symptoms and relieve allergic symptoms.
Telekast-L 5mg Tablet 15’s is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Your dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to Telekast-L Tablet 15’s. You may sometimes experience nausea, skin rash, diarrhoea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, skin rash, and fatigue. Most of these side effects of Telekast-L Tablet 15’s are temporary, do not require medical attention, and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Consume only if the doctor prescribes it. Never encourage self-medication or suggest your medicine to someone else. You should not take the Telekast-L Tablet 15’s if you are allergic to levocetirizine or montelukast, have severe liver or kidney problems, or have epilepsy. Check with your doctor if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines. If you are taking painkillers or allergy medication, please inform your doctor before starting Telekast-L Tablet 15’s.
Uses of Telekast-L Tablet 15’s
Allergies/Allergic reactions, Hay fever.
Telekast-L Tablet 15’s is an anti-allergic medication which contains Levocetirizine and Montelukast. Levocetirizine is an antihistamine (anti-allergy) which blocks the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) naturally involved in allergic reactions. Thus, it helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness. On the other hand, Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist, which blocks a chemical messenger (leukotriene) and reduces inflammation and swelling in the nose and lungs, making it easy to breathe. Collectively, both of them help to improve symptoms and treat a broad range of allergic conditions, thereby minimizing symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, coughing, watery eyes etc.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Telekast-L 5mg Tablet 15’s
- Skin rash
- Dry mouth
- Skin rash
- Fatigue (Weakness)
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you have kidney problems, dose adjustment might be required; the doctor will do it depending upon your disease’s condition. Please inform your doctor if you have a problem passing urine and have epilepsy (fits) before starting Telekast-L Tablet 15’s. If you are supposed to undergo skin testing, the doctor might advise you to stop taking Telekast-L Tablet 15’s 72 hours before the test as it decreases response to skin prick test. Patients should be cautioned against getting engaged in work that requires too much mental alertness, like operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle after intake of Telekast-L Tablet 15’s. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience aggression, anxiety, or depression after taking Telekast-L Tablet 15’s. It is advised to avoid contact with known allergens (allergy-causing agents) such as pollen, dust, etc. Certain food items are known to cause allergies to you. Concurrent use of Telekast-L Tablet 15’s with alcohol or other antidepressants should be avoided to reduce your mental alertness. Even if you are asymptomatic and feel good, do not stop taking the Telekast-L Tablet 15’s as it stopping abruptly may lead to an acute attack of asthma.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Telekast-L Tablet 15’s may have an interaction with other anti-allergic drugs, pain killers (ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac), blood thinners (aspirin), antifungals (fluconazole, miconazole, or voriconazole), heart medications (amiodarone).
Drug-Food Interactions: Telekast-L Tablet 15’s may interact with a multi-mineral or other herbal/ayurvedic supplements, St. John’s wort plant (used for depression). So, if you are using any of the OTC items, please tell your doctor.
Drug-Disease Interactions: Patients affected with liver/kidney disease, epilepsy, and alcoholism should not take Telekast-L Tablet 15’s as it has severe interaction.